Program Name: Adult Education
35 Mt. Carmel Ave
Chicopee, MA 01013
Free classes designed to help participants to acquire the skills and credentials they need to achieve economic self-sufficency and engage meaningfully in their communities in their roles as workers, parents, and community members.
Adult Basic Education Classes, including GED Preparation:
Classes are designed to improve skills in reading, writing, math, and computer literacy. There are three levels of adult basic education classes, from beginning literacy through GED preparation. These classes meet three to four mornings per week. The counselor assists individuals in locating a GED test center upon completion and helps them identify their next steps to employment, college, or vacational training.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):
Classes are designed to improve students' reading, writing and oral proficiency in English. There are four levels of classes, each of which meets two evenings per week.
Citizenship classes are offered each summer over a five week period, usually two evenings per week.
All Adult Education Classes Include:
- One on one tutoring support offered by volunteers
- Computer literacy integrated into all classes
- Workshops and one-on-one assistance in resume development, interviewing, and online job searching
- Counseling to remove barriers to retention and to assist with transition to college or employment
- Referral to community resources
The Adult Education Program eligibility guidelines are as follows:
- Education programs are offered for people 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in high school
- Students of all income levels are welcomed
The Adult Education Program can assist anyone who is a resident of Massachusetts; however a percentage of seats are reserved for Chicopee residents.